Speaker Among commends Cuba for support to Uganda

Speaker of Parliament Anita Among has commended the government of Cuba for its continued support towards the implementation of various programmes in Uganda. Ms Among made the remarks during a meeting with Mr. Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla, Cuba’s minister of Foreign Affairs, at Hotel Africana in Kampala on Sunday, June 26. “I acknowledge the instrumental role that your government is playing towards the improvement of our education, agriculture, and most importantly the Health sector,” Ms Among said. In particular, she lauded the role that Cuban doctors played in setting up Mbarara University of Science and Technology, which has since trained over 1,000 medical professionals. On his part, Mr. Parrilla said: “Cuba is willing to enhance ties with Uganda towards socioeconomic transformation … we shall surely continue support Uganda.” He lauded the “hospitable nature of Uganda” and recalled the longstanding cooperation between the two countries, Uganda and Cuba.